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Bariatric Surgery Shown to Reduce Cancer Risk for Patients with NAFLD & Severe Obesity

Study Shows Bariatric Surgery Reduces Cancer Risk 25%

For those considering bariatric surgery, especially those with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease or obesity, a recent study may provide an enticing reason to opt for the surgery. According to a retrospective cohort study published in March 2021, bariatric surgery was associated with a significantly reduced risk of cancer and obesity-related cancer for adults with NAFLD and severe obesity. Researchers found that the adjusted risk of cancer was reduced by 25% for those who underwent bariatric surgery. In cancer-specific models, surgery was associated with reduced risk of colorectal, pancreatic, endometrial, thyroid cancers, hepatocellular carcinoma, and multiple myeloma.

Reduced cancer risk is only one of the many health benefits of bariatric surgery. It’s also been shown to resolve other conditions including type 2 diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, and hyperlipidemia. Because a surgical solution to these conditions can save patients and insurance providers lots of money in the long run, looking into the top-performing and affordable bariatric surgery options is time well spent.

With High Performance Providers, we do lots of the work for you. Our pre-vetted bariatric surgery programs save payers a significant amount on their health plans while delivering quality care and exceptional results. Learn more about the benefits of a high-performing bariatric surgery program!


“Bariatric Surgery Reduces Cancer Risk in Adults with Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Severe Obesity.” Https://www.gastrojournal.org/, American Gastroenterological Association, 13 Mar. 2021, www.gastrojournal.org/article/S0016-5085(21)00529-1/fulltext.

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